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ESSENTIAL OILS - CAPE MAY ESSENTIAL OIL (COLEONEMA ALBUM)

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PHOTOGALLERY

Information submited: 2014-06-27 Modified: 2015-02-16 By: 1
Coleonema album is a medium to large woody shrub with small ericoid (heath-like) leaves. In spring and summer the bush is covered in abundant small, white, star-like flowers.Resembles the European May plant. During the flowering season the small white petals cover the ground like confetti after a wedding, hence the colloquial name "confetti bush". The plant is used extensively as an insect repellent, and a deodoriser.

Botanical Name:
Coleonema album

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Part Typically Used: Stem/ Leaves            

Color: Clear in colour

Consistency:

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Fresh herby fragrance with an interesting pepper note. Has an attractive fruity/flowery note fragrance.  

Coleonema album is found in the mountain and coastal region of the Western Cape, South Africa.  

Campers rub their bedding with the twigs to repel mosquitoes and ants. A wash made from the leaves is used as a deodorant, and fishermen traditionally rub their hands on the leaves to remove the fishy smell of bait. The leaves add fragrance to pot pourris.

It has been domesticated and planted in many South African gardens for its delightful show of flowers.
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